A confirmed case of measles has been reported in Illinois. Healthcare providers and facilities should be alert for possible measles cases. Measles should be considered in any patient with a maculopapular rash that starts on the head/hairline and spreads down the body, fever, conjunctivitis, cough, cold symptoms, and malaise.
Please read the entire communique from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Measles Exposure in Northern Illinois
Please contact your local health department immediately if you suspect that a patient may have measles. The Kane County Health Department can be reached at 630-208-3801